Linda Lovelace’s husband, Chuck Traynor, died of a heart attack in 2002.
Chuck Traynor, born Charles Everett Traynor, was Linda Lovelace’s husband from 1971 to 1974. He was a pivotal figure in Lovelace’s life, particularly during her time in the adult film industry. Traynor was often described as a controversial figure, with Lovelace accusing him of coercing and manipulating her into pornography, including her most famous film, “Deep Throat.”
After their divorce, Lovelace became a vocal critic of the pornography industry and claimed that Traynor had been abusive and had forced her into prostitution. She detailed these allegations in her autobiography “Ordeal,” which was published in 1980.
Traynor, on the other hand, denied these accusations and went on to marry Marilyn Chambers, another adult film star, after his divorce from Lovelace. His relationship with Chambers also ended in divorce.
Despite the notoriety he gained from his association with Lovelace and the adult film industry, Traynor’s life after his split from Lovelace was relatively low-profile. He continued to work in the adult entertainment industry for some time but eventually faded from the public eye.
Chuck Traynor passed away on July 22, 2002, at the age of 64, from a heart attack. His death occurred several years after Lovelace’s own transformation into an anti-pornography advocate and her subsequent retreat from public life. Lovelace herself passed away a year later, in 2003, due to severe injuries sustained in a car accident.